New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Wednesday was adjourned sine due, a day ahead of its schedule. The house was adjourned just after proceedings commenced Wednesday. At the start of the session, leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge tried to raise the issue of alleged land scam in Ayodhya but the Chair did not allow.
Chairman M. Venkiah Naidu said that the house could not function properly and everyone should cooperate and then adjourned the house sine die.
During the winter session, the opposition and the government had been at loggerheads on suspension of 12 MPs which could not be resolved and Tuesday another MP of of the Trinamool Congress Derek O’Brien was suspended.
The opposition alleged that the government wanted to push bills in the house, so it suspended the MPs.
On Tuesday, Leader of the house, Piyush Goyal said Derek O’Brien threw the rule book and said he should not have done it. Goyal also sought apology from the 12 suspended MPs and later Derek was suspended.
The incident occurred during passing of bill on electoral reforms. The government on Tuesday faced stiff resistance from opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha and the BJP alleged that Trinamool Congress member Derek O’Brien threw the rule book on Secretary General.
Leader of the house, Piyush Goyal said, “we thought that the opposition will learn some lessons but the same thing has been repeated.”
After being suspended from the Rajya Sabha, O’Brien said in a tweet, “The last time I got suspended from RS was when govt was BULLDOZING #FarmLaws. We all know what happened after that. Today, I was suspended while protesting against BJP making a mockery of #Parliament and BULLDOZING #ElectionLawsBill2021. Hope this Bill too will be repealed soon.”
The Government on the issue of suspension of MPs called a meeting, but the four invited parties boycotted it and demanded that all party meeting should have been called to resolve the issue.
Kharge had said: “The Government is conspiring to divide the Opposition but the parties are united on the issue. It should call an all-party meeting.”
Joshi had called the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, Communist Party of India-Marxist to end stalemate in the House which has been continuing since day one of the session.
Though government managed to pass the bills and withdrew contentious farm bills but the opposition raked issues related to Lakhimpur Kheri, suspension of MPs and farmers Compensation issue.